The Ghana Standard Authority (GSA) is considering banning second-hand clothing in the country as they believe they’re contributory factors to the spread of communicable diseases including Conoravirus.
This decision by the GSA is an effort to help the World Health Organisation as they fight against the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Used undergarments such as panties, braziers, handkerchiefs and other sanitary wares are dangerous to use if they are not washed properly”, Director, Middle Belt Directorate, Ghana Standard Authority, Dr. Samuel Kofi Frimpong said in an interview monitored by MyNewsGh.com.
Since these second-hand items get imported from other countries, the authority believes some of them can have the viruses and no matter how deeply they’re washed, some of the germs may not leave them.
Sometimes the germs in them are difficult to kill even after washing them”, the GSA boss told host during a one-on-one interview stating officials are always on red alert to ensure goods from other countries imported into Ghana safety for Ghanaians usage.
“Our responsibility to ensure quality goods into the country has not been compromised. We therefore ensuring everything, we deliver the best to our people”, Dr. Samuel Kofi Frimpong said.
The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has called for strict enforcement of legislation on second-hand goods in the country.
According to the Director-General of the authority, Professor Alex Dodoo, the enforcement, which would start in due course, would be done at the various entry points of the country.
Following the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Professor Alex Dodoo said the time to act is now.